Question about 1999 Oldsmobile Alero
I have a 2003 Oldmobile Alero. I tried to take my key out of the ignition but the key will only stay in the "ACC" position.The car will go into park but I can't get the key out. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
I was shopping for a winter beater and found a 99 Alero. The dealer and I had a "B" of a time getting the key to turn. You had to push it in, pull it out a micron, cross your eyes, stick out your tounge and turn it to get it to work. 181000 + miles of wear on the ignition key had it worn down pretty good. The dealer remade the key with the key code from the manufacturer (NOT just recut from the old key) and it turned like a charm. He also said something about the old key having to be in it, removed and then the new key inserted withing 3 seconds, so the "chip" (which is in the ignition switch) can memorize the new key. (?) Sounds hokey but he got it to work. My understanding is that without the key in the on position you can't move the shifter. Good luck.
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